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breed. >> aye. >> campos. >> aye. >> kim. >> aye. >> mar. >> aye. >> yee. >> aye. >> item passes. >> thank you. >> one more item. >> item 10, t-third phase three, concept study and this is informational. >> and we have mr. mason. >> and thank you, commissioners we will try to keep it brief. and this item just on page 67 of your packet. and this is the manager of our interagency team and acknowledge the excellent work by the transportation as well. and perry, and joshua swifty and our consultants. so as you know as the central subway comes near completing last spring, it grew to work on the extension to make use of the tunnels that are completed
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and possibly preserving the right-of-way along the corridor and the transportation of the board at the urging of the commissioner chiu and we are pleased to share you the results of it today, and i will turn it over to the alignment. >> thank you. >> and welcome, and my name is gardi and that is what we will see today and we can move on it quickly and the concept alignments, and what the columbus avenue and up the street and over on the beach street and the one way loop and so that we forced it in the three but there are three different alignments, and the next slide? >> okay. and out of those four corridors we looked to the scope of work at all subway and subway surface alignments and powell street had some more actual alignments there because we look at different ways to turn the vehicles around and the runway loop turns them around and services them and because
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we need to do the extra space and so we divide up the 14 and we found in the process as we were going through this, because of a suer line that was printed in the 80s, along (inaudible) to the alignment of that they were not fees able and we can determine that already at this time. the cross section here shows kind of the overlapped view of the grand from about 100 feet above, to i don't know, looking here, and 100 feet below and it shows that the consultant and you are building it deeper to build to the better ground and you can see what the stations actually in the 5060 feet down, and doable though. looking at this specifically and the liqifaction and the earthquake and 2100 and they both offer the challenge and
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initial review by the consultants was that these could be the testing and design and engineering and techniques that should be able to take care of that. travel lime estimates take away from the busy slide is subway twice ases fast, the surface, three to four minutes from china town, and to the immediate north beach station to a station at the end of the line at conrad square. travel time comparison, and the purple line and that is the route of 30 stockton and depending on cal train to the fisherman's wharf and we estimate that it will be 14 to 17 minutes in the same area. >> and sure. >> with that large improvement in the transit travel times
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this extension that attracts a lot of riders, and we estimate the trips on the line and that is 55 percent increase with the line, and but a quarter of those trips are new and so those are people taking autos or others means or not making the trips and remaining trips are folks coming from the over crowded lines to better balance out of system and improve the performance of the other lines up in that neighborhood. and serving out with the rider ship increase was the subway will be able to handle it and this shows that the peak element does not increase in the trips and that is due to the nature of the demand in these neighborhoods and you can see that no red or the upper red lines that is will be sufficient to support a capacity while the line is planning to run 2.5 minutes by 2030. as part of the study, to analyze the land uses and the development section of it, and so these are mature
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neighborhoods with only a few soft sites in the quarter mile and really none of any size within a quarter mile to north beach, and using this analysis, our strategic economics recommended the dropt value increases. and they found several tools to be used to obtain the bonds for the project but none are going to pay for it in full and also found that with the limited number of sites, and changing the designing height limits will increase the revenue. and you can see that these tools could contribute from $10 million to $200 million from 5 to 20 percent of a project. that brings us to the capitol cost. (inaudible) who did a feasible and constructionbility repaired and each of the concepts based on a national data base but adjusted for san francisco and
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these are not inflation adjusted. but these drivers of the cost of these, are the number of stations and the amount of underground verses surface construction and in the cost ranges from 400 million from the shortest route to the longest underground concept and you will also notice that they are twicing of the costs and but may notice that they are twice as fast, and so, a two way, i objectsingsing tension is estimated at about 500 million for a partial surface but about 900 million for a full underground option. and we will use that underground option as an example to see how it compares and i can see that it ranks firmly for the highest category, as defined by the fta and that is cost per trip. and so the project will be competitive to obtain federal mixed, and but there are many projects in san francisco. and so it must first find the
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place in the local priorities and the match for the funds could come from a variety of sources including those valued capture mechanisms or i mean that the local transportation measure, for example, prop k, extension, and the other contributions like proceeds from the joint development of a site above the station, and may return to paul to talk about the other issues. >> north beach which is a point on phase two construction and that is where the tunnels will extend to pull the machines out without having them come out in the middle of columbus avenue and we will just keep the machines going and fortunately the environmental process has been stretched as far as it could and that was not feasible and the machines have been taken out and they do have a lease on the site through may of 2015, before any activity can go forward with construction of anything on that particular location. and we also have a right of first refusal if they are
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willing to sell but we have not any indication that that will be happening. and so what this shows here is if a station were to be built here there is significant impacts to this neighborhood. and the cost to do a station initially was looked at along the other alternatives of 350 to 500 million dollars, the more expensive one will have less disruption but take longer. >> we want eded to do even though we are not going to do a recommendation and it was a simple process of 7 different categories if this probably better than average or average which will get a 0 or a plus or weak around that issue it was given a mean us and these are not weighted in any manner they are all equal, which will change if this were the valuation. and the out come, was that the two subway on the shortest
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going up columbus and scored the highest and this is reasonably well, and now, all of the surface alternatives scored less and probably the reason behind that was that we are looking at issues of investment and service reliability and once it is underground and operational, and it should really not have any problems with it and, also, a disruption to the communities during the construction and operation will be less. we can go over the last slide actually. these are the next steps, this project was the blue arrow going out and it is feeding information into a transportation plan up date which is managed by the group to feed into something that mta is working on to call a capacity and which is looking at short and long term investments including upgrading and making changes to the existing system as well as
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capitol investments for future con jeks and that study, is feeding into the mtc or the core capacity, for san francisco. and which is due out, later in 2015, at the beginning of 2016. >> thank you, commissioners that concludes our presentation and we are happy to answer any questions. >> colleagues any questions? >> could i just ask about that columbus avenue site that he kind of went through quickly, that was going to the theater site and it looks like the owner is preparing to build 19 units of housing but the mta have the first right of refusal, if they decide to sell, could you talk about how that impacts this proposal? >> briefly, having a large open site anywhere near a major construction site, and since north beach is a dense neighborhood, if either, the met and which is actually less
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disruptive is used you will have a place to stage, somewhere in the area and having that piece of property, when someone makes the staging east and her might actually have the consultants group that makes you having a less amount of grout on the columbus and powell streets to build the actual infrastructure underground and not having another location in that area that is opened to allowing the staging will cause a disruption and will have more impact on cost. >> and the project over all? >> you can compare this to the emphasis between the china town construction site today verses the union square, construction site today, and china town is mostly off street and the road remains open, where the union street requires the road to be closed for a extensive period of time. >> and i just thank you for the thoroughness of the study, and i will have to look at the cost benefit and it seems like it is providing benefits but what strikes me is that a half
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billion to 1.4 billion price tag and although there is sources of funding that you have identified, but i have questions about how it impacts the other priorities for the city as well. but thank you. >> and that is one of the next steps is looking at this in the context of san francisco's other priority and it we will be happy to keep the board informed of all of the developments. >> so i see no questions for the colleagues and open it up for public comment, we have one card, and anyone else from the public come forward to speak. >> good morning, commissioners my name is bruce agget and i am a member of the central subway group, and sf next and the board member and transportation met in the neighborhood association. on my comments today are endorsed by both groups. first, we want to thank property ject team from the mta
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cta and planning department. the extension provides a complete extension of neighborhoods on the eastern side of the city from visitation valley to the fisherman's wharf and the access of prospective job applicants to jobs. the hotels room to the center to provide the capacity to meet the demand and ultimately reduces traffic con jeks and improving the pedestrian, and bike safety to transition into a more sustain able livable city. we support the next steps outlined to incorporate the datings and findings in the various places mixed in the presentation and last, berecommend that the city may be planning or the real estate
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department investigate the opportunity to obtain the rights or the potential for the future locations for the samples that we just mentioned. and this is important, as the opportunities potentially exists today, which can minimize the future neighborhood disruption at the time of the construction thanks so much. >> thank you. for your support of transportation throughout the city as well. any other comments? >> thank you, and very briefly, i have yours and that could not be quite as eloquent and the only thing that i would like to take to your attention and the loop and from my experience it is a safety issue, because you have got the single down in the west in the central subway, you have two bowls and so if anything happens, you head to one of the cross passages and you head for the other tunnel and you exit. and so, as long as there is a single bowl, you should be, and you should not be studying that any further. >> thank you. >> next speaker?
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>> i had no idea this was going to be on the agenda, but it just shows the support from the neighborhoods, and the people at large, that take the subway system, that are in support of the expanding this t-line and fisherman's wharf and i hope that the commissioners will take the next step from this report and move it forward. thank you. >> thank you, anyone else, like to speak for the public? >> public comment is closed. >> thank you, for this great informational item >> next item? >> 11, introduction of new items. >> so colleagues any items? >> public comment, anyone from the public that would like to speak. >> mta, just to clarify, something that i said earlier,
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we are planning for a race track --. >> that is what i thought. >> okay. >> sorry. >> thank you. >> any other comments? >> public comment is closed. >> next item? >> item 12, public comment. >> we have chris wall. >> i just wanted to change the subjects a little bit. and commend commissioner yee and commissioner campos and the voters of san francisco for passing prop a&b and senior and disability people still are not riding muni for free. the aoe lks leks is over and we need to get moving on this and i know that the mta has a meet ng january that they are going to talk about it. but with he need to move this forward. seniors and disabled people need to ride muni for free.
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and the voters, passed it with the mta wanted and put this on we are still suffering and the city is very expensive and thank you. >> thank you. >> any other comments? >> public comment is closed. >> next item. >> item 13, adjournment. >> meeting adjourned. >> i want to learn more about it. >> social networking and e-mail. >> i want to know how to use it. ♪ ♪ ♪
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>> divisional divide is a divide between those with access to use digital tools and those who don't. >> with young people, having computers and i just don't know. they're doing it fast. so, i want to know. >> not knowing how to navigate the internet or at a loss of what to do. >> we don't have a computer. >> we're a nonprofit that unites organizations and volunteers to transform lies through literacy. our big problem right now is the broadband opportunity program. a federally funded project through the department of aging. so, we're working in 26 locations. our volunteers are trained to be tutors and trainers, offering everything from basic classes all the way to genealogy and job search.
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>> to me computers, knowing how to use it. >> i think it's really important to everybody and possibly especially seniors to get enough of these skills to stay in touch. >> it's been fun. with seniors, to get them out of their homes. >> so they can connect with their family members. or their family members. >> [speaking in spanish]. >> so, what we focus on is transferring skills from volunteer to learner to help
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them get onto facebook, find housing in crisis, be able to connect with friends and family. >> i decided to teach what i learn and it made me want to give back. i discovered that seniors do a lot of review. >> i am a beginner, so, little by little i learn. i learn a lot now. >> if you get the basics, you can learn it. it's simple. it's easy. once you know it. and that's what i want to learn, how to make my life easier and more knowledgeable with the computer. >> so, what we need right now are more people who speak languages other than english or in addition to english who can give their time during the day and who care deeply ideally
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about helping to close the divide. >> it's a humbling experience. it's something simple to ask in our daily life, but to someone that doesn't know and to help somebody gain that experience in any way is awesome. >> [speaking in spanish]. >> no matter how tired or cranky or whatever i might feel, when i walk into this place i always walk out feeling great. >> if you feel comfortable using computers and you have patience, we want you on our team. >> would you show me how to type? >> [speaking in spanish]. >> will you help me learn more? in
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the past couple of years broadband internet has become a standard in people's home it's available for 94 percent of american households yet there are several people not proscribed to a service. here are some simply tips to get you checked. step one start with the barracks. internet service doesn't compatibility into new xhurdz. if you have a computer in our own home you have to have a inequity service provider to bring that into our home. you have two major voices one is
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a cable network tv that brings that connection if and the phone copy are the cable copy has the faster and if dictionary sex protection is a little bit slower. step two figure out what options you have there are many ways to get broadband service so figure out chicken would the best option sincerely the options for broadband services to get connected to the scombekt within san francisco we have at&t and comcast which is cable and we also should so on i can dot net is dr s are l and i believe
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theres ligament ounces like and get link. there's actually 1/3 one it is popular like the clrl phones companies that oversee the built to connect. the clurp has the most flenlt o flexibility sometimes there's hot into spots. there's companies that are making those hot spot devise. step 3 determine your needs and budget. not all broadband services over the sang. you want to familiar list user. if you're not expecting to screen a lot of video just send e-mails. we're shovp for broadband you gov. got to be thinking about what you're doing some are better at downloading speeds and a some are better to service the
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internet. >> another important note is to pay attention to contract links or a promotional deals. >> so the differences between cable and d s will go first of all, it the price. cable is faster significantly faster and more expensive about 50 bucks a month so a lot of people will bundle if they have cable. at&t runs an dsl that comes rephrase the question your phone line and that starts at about $20 a month >> if precise price is a concern visit type in our zip code and you'll be asked questions. once you make our purchase you
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need to get trained. sf corrected dot organize is a again way to get checked. this is how you, get trained there are a number of centers throughout the city. having internet service in our home will provide controls stunts. you only need a few steps to get checked in no >> i have 2 job titles. i'm manager of the tour program as well as i am the historyian of city hall. this building is multifaceted to say the very least it's a municipal building that operates
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the city and county of san francisco. this building was a dream that became a reality of a man by the name of james junior elected mayor of san francisco in 1912. he didn't have a city hall because it was destroyed in the earth wake of 1906. construction began in april of 1913. in december 1915 the building was complete. it opened it's doors in january 1916. >> it's a wonderful experience to come to a building built like this. the building is built as a palace. not for a king or queen. it's built for all people. this building is beautiful art.
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those are architecture at the time when city hall was built, san francisco had an enormous french population. therefore building a palace in the art tradition is not unusual. >> jimmie was an incredible individual he knew that san francisco had to regain it's place in the world. he decided to have the tallest dome built in the united states. it's now stands 307 feet 6 inches from the ground 40 feet taller than the united states capital. >> you could spend days going around the building and finding something new. the embellishment the carvings
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it represents commerce navigation all of the things that san francisco is famous for. >> the wood you see in the board of supervisor's chambers is oak and all hand carved on site. interesting thing about the oak is there isn't anymore in the entire world. the floors in china was cleard and never replanted. if you look up at the sealceiling you would believe that's hand kofsh carved out of wood and it is a cast plaster sealing and the
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only spanish design in an arts building. there are no records about how many people worked on this building. the workman who worked on this building did not all speak the same language. and what happened was the person working next to the other person respected a skill a skill that was so wonderful that we have this masterpiece to show the world today. >> finance committee i'm commissioner cohen the chair of the committee. to high left is tang and to my right, wiener and farrell. i would like to think charles and jesse for their help in presenting this committee hearing. the clerk of the committee is steve staymous. and mr. clerk, call


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